Teachers know well how much they and their colleagues sacrifice for their students, but the general public isn’t always aware how much teachers give. This week, NBC Connecticut is spotlighting just how much teachers contribute out of their own pockets to make sure their students have what they need.
NBC Connecticut partnered with CEA and AFT Connecticut to distribute a survey that was completed by hundreds of Connecticut teachers in August and early September. That survey found 18 percent of public school teachers expect to spend more than $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies this year, and 38 percent expect to spend $500 – $1,000.
A number of teachers from around Connecticut were interviewed for the NBC Connecticut segments, including CEA President Jeff Leake.
If you missed the first part of the investigative report last night, you can watch it here. The second half airs tonight at 11 p.m.